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Innovations from more than 600 scientific, technical and educational presentations will be highlighted during The Optical Society’s (OSA) 100th Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2016 in Rochester, New York, United States. The annual program will be held from Monday, 17 October 2016 to Thursday, 20 October 2016 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Co-located with Laser Science, the 32Nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Laser Science (DLS), the meeting will cover the breadth of optical science and engineering in four days of cutting edge content that highlights scientific breakthroughs and discoveries.

The Optical Society (OSA), the leading global professional association in optics and photonics, announced the addition of seven Nobel Laureates – Nicolaas Bloembergen, Robert F. Curl, Roy Glauber, John L. Hall, W.E. Moerner, William D. Phillips and David J. Wineland – to its Light the Future speaker series at FiO/LS featuring theoretical physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku, City College of New York, NY, USA. The program will take place Thursday, 20 October 2016 from 11:00 – 13:30 (EDT) at the Frontiers in Optics Conference and Exhibit (FiO), the Society’s 100th OSA meeting at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, New York.

Interferometers have myriad uses, from detecting gravitational waves to teasing apart the interactions of molecules within our bodies. The instruments make such minute measurements by manipulating beams of light using an optical delay — an effect that's typically achieved by adding length to one of the beam's path, which slows the signal down. The development opens up new ways of analyzing light beams in space instead of time. Now, a team of research teams from the University of Central Florida, Florida, USA and the University of Rochester, New York, USA have found a way to introduce a delay that's unrelated to time

The Optical Society (OSA), the leading global professional association in optics and photonics, theoretical physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku, City College of New York (CUNY), NY, USA, will host the latest in The Optical Society’s (OSA) Light the Future series. The program will take place at the Frontiers in Optics Conference and Exhibit (FiO), the 100th OSA annual meeting, promoting topics in optical science and engineering for both academics and industry members will be held on Thursday, 20 October 2016 from 11:00 – 13:30 (EST) at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, New York.

Traditionally, the study of diseases at the molecular level has required scientists to extract cells and tissues from animal models and then look for clues in the samples that can determine the mechanisms underlying the disease and driving its progression. According to Chris B. Schaffer, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Cornell University, New York, USA, that is “like a person guessing who is winning a battle based on a single photograph from the warzone."

         

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